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Information about subcontracting

Rationale for subcontracting
Subcontracting is used by Welcome Skills to provide 20% off-the-job-training and/or functional skills.
Selection processes
Subcontractors must satisfactorily complete the requirements of Welcome Skills and meet their Due Diligence checking processes.
They:

  • will be highly regarded in the field of Hospitality and Catering with a good track record for retention, achievement and success rates
  • provide excellent support for learners
  • have demonstrated they conform to the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Food Safety Act 1990, and other relevant legislation and related regulations, guidance and directives in force from time to time
  • have evidence of working to high standards, and have established system of quality assurance and control which are in compliance with the SFA and OFSTED requirements
  • can demonstrate that they follow the Common Inspection Framework for quality assurance and comply with the inspection requirements as well as compliance with the requirements of all relevant legislation governing equal opportunities, safeguarding, discrimination and the General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018).
  • must operate a complaint procedure that complies with best practice
  • must have evidence of maintaining clear audit records,
  • must have insurance arrangements in relation to Employer Liability, Public Liability, Buildings and Contents and Professional Indemnity Insurance and be able to provide copies of any insurance certificates (including professional indemnity, employers’ liability and public liability insurance).

Contracts
Subcontractors will be provided with a written contract which includes volume of agreed subcontract in number and financial terms.
Pricing and charges
Payments will agreed and made to subcontractors as a percentage of the funding generated by the provision delivered. Our charges are currently 80%, with the subcontractor receiving 20%. Welcome Skills enrols all the subcontractor’s learners onto their system, produces and manages the ILR and completes the final completion and destination returns. It manages the payments to the subcontractor.
Quality assurance
Welcome Skills expects high standards of teaching, learning and assessment, outcomes and progression from subcontractors. We will visit subcontractors to carry out quality checks and ensure that they are meeting these standards.
Timing for Review of Policy
The Policy is reviewed on an annual basis.